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Wednesday, 2020 Feb 05th

The second Saturday is quite early this month, and The Friends of the Saline District Library remind you that our Preview and Bag Sales are taking place this week!  

Arts & Entertainment

Saline Area Senior Center is holding their 3rd Chili Cook-Off on February 19.  Currently competing:

Brewed Awakenings
Smokehouse 52 (2019 winner)
Mac's Acadian Seafood
Core Life Eatery
Saline Police (3rd place 2019)
Saline Fire (3rd place 2019)
Huron Valley PACE
Heartland
Liberty Club
Saline Schools Transportation (2nd place 2019)

There's still time to compete! For an application, contact Megan Kenyon at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is February 12.

The Saline Township planners approved a rezoning request at its February meeting Tuesday evening. The request was from Township resident Nick Armstrong, who has applied for the rezoning of 38 acres along Macon Road, near Mooreville Road, in Saline Township. The rezoning request was the first step needed for a proposed single-family housing development on the property.

Government

Tuesday, 2020 Feb 04th

 

The newest member of the Saline Police Department was sworn in at Monday’s city council meeting.

Andrew Whited, a native of Monroe, was introduced by Police Chief Jerrod Hart and sworn in by Clerk Terri Royal.

His fiance, Ali, pinned the badge to his uniform during the ceremony as their daughter, Amelia, was watched by grandparents.

Police & Fire

City of Saline officials continue to negotiate an annexation agreement with Saline Township for Andelina Farms - a 284-home development planned for the city’s western border.

At Monday’s meeting of Saline City Council, Mayor Brian Marl reported Saline Township rejected the first deal proposed by the city. The original deal called for no tax revenue sharing with the township.

Government

The most recently reported incident of racial violence & hatred in our school has given rise to questions that have been around for some time about Saline.  Those questions, and others have been and hopefully will be cause for continued communal reflection on who we are, how we have been perceived, what we have done & not done, and what we strive to be.  

Opinions

Monday, 2020 Feb 03rd

US-12 west of Saline will be improved in 2020, according to MDOT's Rebuilding Michigan plan, a revised five-year transportation program project list that was released Jan. 30.

MDOT will do a road rehabilitation project on 3.9 miles of road between Feldkamp Road and the Saline city limits. The project has been on MDOT's radar since at least October of 2018.

Government

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Washtenaw County Road Commission re-opened Moon Road over Unnamed Tributaries to the Saline River, between Saline-Milan Road and Willow Road in York Township

Government

 

Saline Police arrested a 30-year-old Belleville man for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and refusing a preliminary breath test.

On Jan. 26, police were doing traffic enforcement when they spotted a 2003 Ford F250 pick up truck traveling an estimated 40-45-MPH in a 25-MPH zone. The vehicle was paced at more than 50 MPH in a 40-MPH zone and stopped near the Tim Horton's restaurant on Michigan Avenue.

Police & Fire

Connie Sue Wiedmayer of Clinton, went to meet her Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 77 years of age.

She was born on April 15, 1942 in Ann Arbor, MI to the late Paul and Leona (Young) Wiedmayer. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital for a number of years. She was a lifetime member of St. James United Church of Christ Church in Saline.

Saline Area Schools is bringing the fight against vaping to the local level at Saline High School with the initiation of a 30-day pilot program of a new sightless security system.

The Halo Smart Sensor is primarily presented and marketed as a vape detection system that can remotely alert the system's administrators to air quality changes that indicate that vaping is occurring.

Schools

Sometimes, you have a game that exemplifies “Murphy’s Law” perfectly. Things that can go wrong, will and at the worst possible time.

Sports

Friday, 2020 Jan 31st

The City of Saline announced on its Facebook page Friday that it was closing the small recycling center at city hall on Harris Street. 

The post did not say why the city decided to close the recycling center, but city leaders discussed the issue at a meeting in January. Residents were leaving behind a mess in the city hall parking lot and city staff were wasting time cleaning the mess.

There are still extra recycle carts at Mill Pond Park.

Government

My beloved community,

This week has brought to light some ugly racial incidents. The majority of Saline reacted with shock and horror at this. I have shared this horror and spent some time in reflection about my own part in living here and the feeling that I am not addressing what I could about racism. I have reached out to one of my spiritual counselors for guidance. My early conclusions are still being formed but I will share this: as a City Councillor, as a person, I feel very small at the face of this mountain that we -- white folks--need to climb. 

Opinions

Ella Stemmer scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Saline defeated Skyline, 63-22, in varsity girls basketball action at Skyline Friday.

Stemmer also had five steals as the Hornets improved to 3-2 halfway through the SEC Red season. Saline improved to 10-2 overall.

Sports

Salt Springs Brewery has a super special for your football party this weekekend.

Pair their cold Cashmere Zeppelin with the tastiest, award-winning pulled pork around, according to WTKA The Ticket BBQ Challenge. Or, please the party with a 30 pack of Salt’s amazing smoked wings.

There's a super beer special, too. Salt is offering  half off a Growler fill with a SuperBowl offer (one per visit),

The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic have announced three exciting local events coming up in February and March. 

Community News

(Editor's Note: The Saline Post is retracting this story. We've since learned this letter is not related to the racial comments made by Saline students on social media. In fact, this letter was drafted before the incident took place and is a response to the tenor of discussions taking place around the school community.)

 

Schools

Thursday, 2020 Jan 30th

Karamba Kaba is speaking from the heart. 

It’s a heart that was wounded Sunday when Kaba and other black students from Saline High School were invited by football teammates into a Snapchat group chat filled with racial slurs and taunts.

It’s also a heart that’s big. Despite the hurt and the shock, Kaba is willing to take more pain if it means making sure it won’t happen to younger Saline students.

Schools

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